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Shoulder & Elbow Pain Treatment

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Shoulder Surgery

Every time you use your arms, you move your shoulders. The shoulder joint has the greatest range of motion of any joint in your body. Shoulder injuries can develop from everyday wear and tear, overuse, injury, or the aging process. The physicians at OSS Health are board-certified and have specialized training to diagnose and treat shoulder problems, utilizing both non-operative and operative treatment options.

If you’re suffering from shoulder pain, we invite you to explore with us treatment options that are appropriate for your situation. Our fellowship-trained shoulder surgeons use the latest techniques and advanced procedures to restore function and range of motion. Both traditional and reverse shoulder replacements are available at the OSS Orthopaedic Hospital.

Arthroscopic Procedures

Arthroscopic procedures are performed through small incisions using a camera to visualize the inside of the shoulder joint. A camera is inserted into one incision and small instruments through the other incisions. Arthroscopic procedures decrease the size of the surgical scar and the amount of pain after the operation, and also speed up the rehabilitation after the operation.

Open Techniques

Open techniques are tried and true. The procedure uses larger incisions enabling the surgeon to look inside the shoulder joint. It may be better for certain procedures under certain circumstances. Your doctor will be able to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the different types of shoulder surgery to see which option is best for you.

Common Conditions

Just some of the shoulder conditions that can be treated surgically if all other non-surgical treatments fail are:

  • Rotator cuff tearsThe main goals of rotator cuff surgery include relieving the shoulder pain, improving the strength and increasing the function of the shoulder.
  • ImpingementPost-traumatic shoulder instability can be corrected with surgical procedures that are designed to repair and tighten the ligaments of the shoulder that have been stretched as well as to strengthen the ligaments that keep the shoulder in the joint normally.
  • Shoulder fractures and dislocationsThe surgical operations that can be done in order to prevent shoulder dislocations are designed to repair and strengthen the ligaments that normally keep the shoulder in the joint.

If you need shoulder surgery, visit the OSS Orthopaedic Hospital for specially trained shoulder surgeons utilizing the latest techniques.


The elbow is important for range of motion and arm movement. Injuries to the elbow can occur when playing sports, while working on home or work projects, from a fall or from overuse and repetitive activity. Whatever the issue, the specialists at OSS Health have the expertise to diagnose and treat elbow problems and get you back to doing the things you enjoy. Treatment options include non-operative measures such as medications, injections and physical therapy.

OSS has orthopaedic surgeons who are specially trained in the diagnosis, treatment and care of the upper extremities. If surgery is needed, many advanced procedures are performed on an outpatient basis, not requiring an overnight stay.

For more information or to request an appointment with one of our Shoulder & Elbow Specialists

Request an Appointment

For more information, call (717) 848-4800. We have offices in York, Gettysburg, Hanover, Mechanicsburg, PA and an orthopedic hospital in Spry, PA just south of York. 

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